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mandatory evacuations for areas like atlantic city and the barrier islands. the governor met with first responders and state officials. he ordered a mass transit shutdown beginning sunday afternoon. >> if you know you were going to evacuate, please evacuate today before the onset of the storm. in the middle of the storm, the first responders are putting their lives at risk to rescue. last year, we lost a first responder during hurricane irene. >> on saturday, gov. christie declared a state of emergency in anticipation of the devastating weather hurricane sandy is expected to bring. >> the tsunami warning ny has been downgraded to advisory. it appears it has -- it appears hawaii has escaped serious damage. -- the tsunami warning in hawaii has been downgraded to an advisory. the waves were smaller than predicted. no major damage was reported. tune into wbal at 9:00 tonight for conditions and emergency response. we will continue the coverage following sunday night football for an early morning updates, we're scheduled to begin at 4:00 a.m.. coming up, we will update you on the status of hu
packed, tightly inhabited urban area, just across the hudson river from new york city, in hoboken, new jersey, correspondent katy tur has been covering there for us all day, good evening. >> reporter: good evening, brian, for the first time since monday night people are able to leave their homes to get a good sense of what the damage is. but the water is still very high in a number of these areas, and they're not expecting it to be fully gone until at least tomorrow night. 20,000 people trapped, hoboken became a virtual island as 500 million gallons of water overwhelmed the town town. the national guard came in to help, delivering much the national guard came in to help, delivering much needed food and supplies to those still stranded. >> one thing we truly need is more feel. >> reporter: the hoboken mayor. >> we need more fuel, resources, so anybody who is listening to this in the city of hoboken or neighboring towns who can get to us, we ask you to come and deliver your supplies. >> reporter: as the length of this mixture of water, sewer, and oil turned into ponds, some got their fir
first. they were assisted by the new york national guard. prisoners were taken to the city's riker's island facility. many hospitals throughout the city are receiving patients. officials expect many more of these type of evacuations, as the power outage continues here in new york city, and in many other parts of the northeast. brian? >> robert bazell, bellevue hospital, speaking of new york city, new york city has now been cleaved into two cities, one half of it without power, the other half going on as if there is no crisis. nbc's ann thompson has the tale of two new yorks tonight, good evening. >> reporter: good evening, brian, i'm up at the rare bar and grill where there is power. and behind me you can see the bright lights of the island of manhattan and the famous skyline, but if you look over here you will see that more than a quarter million people are in total darkness for the third straight night. ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ >> reporter: in new york, have's and have not's are divided with power, those that have strips to share, and those that don't. there is the buzz of living in the d
in the wind, on 57th street, picture this, the stock exchange is closed, for the first time since 911, the routes into and out of the city are cut off. we have a lot of ground to cover here this evening, knowing close to a million potential viewers can't see us right now, as it is because of power outages, we want to start with our hurricane specialist at the weather channel. meteorologist brian norcross, we should be coming to it on top of atlantic city, right? it look is a little to the south, over new jersey, looks like it is over the coastline, you called it rit, this is a freakish storm in any number of ways, including the lowest central pressure ever recorded for a landfall storm. all right, let's look at the radar, i'll try to point out for you where the center is, the radar echo is kind of the lower end of landfall, there is cape may, ocean city, new jersey, right in there. very, very strong winds right there coming in. but that is only one tiny little part of the vitamsystem, becaus there is the magnitude of it as it extends all the way upbringing near-hurricane force gusts i
's largest city with the governor of new york. also tonight, our first view from the air and the moment of crisis. the heros who came to the rescue and a big hospital plunged into darkness. "nightly news" begins now. >>> now nbc news headquarters in new york, this is nbc "nightly news" with brian williams. >> a huge portion of the eastern seaboard is crippled tonight. millions of views cannot see this broadcast because they're headed into another night in the dark. a huge area of the country on its knees where life has ground to a halt because of this one storm. the death toll is now at least 40. the biggest city in the country has been staggered, power is out for more than 8 million homes and businesses and that's an early low-ball estimate across 15 states. an early guess at the cost of this storm would begin at 0 billion in damage and lost business and the map of the atlantic coastline, especially the jersey shore, has been simply redrawn in some areas. the president is touring the damage in new jersey tomorrow. today he told the folks across this entire region america is with you. h
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